From the article:
[Actress Anne Archer] blamed the press for concentrating too much on Scientology celebrities. Journalists, she said, "don't write about the hundreds of thousands of other Scientologists--"
"Millions of other Scientologists. They only write about four friggin' people!"
The church won't release official membership figures, but it informally claims eight million members worldwide. Davis says that the figure comes from the number of people throughout the world who have donated to the church. "There is no process of conversion, there is no baptism," Davis told me. It was a simple decision: "Either you are or you aren't." A survey of American religious affiliations, compiled in the Statistical Abstract of the United States, estimates that only twenty-five thousand Americans actually call themselves Scientologists. That's less than half the number who identify themselves as Rastafarians.
We're still trying to figure that one out. If you work around LA showbiz, doesn't it seem like EVERYONE is (or has slept with, or has played bass for) a Scientologist?
And how about Rastafarians? I mean, isn't every one of them at Dub Club
Punky Reggae Party on Wednesdays? 500, 600 tops, right?
Xenu knows we're confused.